acupuncture and hypertension

Hypertension and Stress Levels: HRV Ro.La. edition

By | August 1st, 2017|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern: Scientific Solutions for Remarkable Results More data from recent patients.  This is some nice preliminary data from a patient being treated for hypertension.  I'm including the same data as in the previous blog post, ie complexity and parasympathetic activity and sympathetic activity. His blood pressure has remained under control, [...]

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Clinical Cases: TVNS only Ma.Mi, Te. Ca

By | January 22nd, 2017|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern These data sets are in two patients who showed some improvement in their autonomic balance with estim, or Transcutaneous Vagal Nerve Stimulation (TVNS) as shown by HRV.  I wanted to see what their data would look like without the needling, just estim.  In both cases, they showed improved autonomic [...]

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High Blood Pressure, Anxiety, Acupuncture and HRV: Te.Ca edition

By | December 10th, 2016|Acupuncture research, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern This has been a satisfying case.  Blood pressure and anxiety are well under control and her HRV data is interesting also. I've been treating her for a few months and we are exploring use of the customized ear stim device that I've been prototyping for home use to help [...]

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Considerations in HRV monitoring, time of day, illness

By | October 7th, 2016|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern Looking at recent "ugly" data (data that doesn't verify my various hypotheses), I realized it would illustrate a point.  That is that there are lots of factors in measuring HRV. That is why you need to collect fairly large amounts of data to recognize trends.  Lots of thing influence it.  Whether the [...]

Sympathetic Tone and Electrical Stim at LI11

By | July 13th, 2016|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

In this post, I cited the article that looked at electro at LI11. In this study it decreases sympathetic activity. I am usually looking at parasympathetic activity, but decreasing sympathetic (fright/flight) is of huge interest also. This point is also interesting because it's an alternative point for treating high blood pressure in Longhurst's protocol. What [...]

Acupuncture at LI11 decreases Sympathetic Nerve Activity in Hypertensive Rats

By | July 2nd, 2016|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System|

They measure sympathetic outflow in a much more defined manner than HRV here.  I rarely use electroacupuncture on the arm for hypertension.  Maybe I'll give it a go and see how the patient and data respond! Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2016 Apr;41(2):144-9. [Electroacupuncture of "Quchi" (LI 11) Inhibits the Elevation of Arterial Blood Pressure and [...]